April 11, 2007
Cullowhee, N.C. - At approximately 3:40 pm on Wednesday afternoon, officials at Western Carolina University made the decision to postpone the scheduled non-conference baseball game between the Catamounts and the Georgia Bulldogs that was scheduled for 7:00 pm at Childress Field/Hennon Stadium.
Rainy conditions with continued rain forecasted throughout the evening prompted the postponement. The game has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 25 in Cullowhee with first pitch set to fly at 7:00 pm. Tickets purchased for tonight's game will be valid for the rescheduled date, with additional seats still available.
Riding a seven-game winning streak, which includes back-to-back Southern Conference series sweeps, Western Carolina (21-11) returns to action this Friday through Sunday in Southern Conference play at UNC Greensboro. Game times are set for 7:00 pm on Friday, with Saturday and Sunday slated to start at 1:00 pm.
Each game of the road series at UNCG will be broadcast by the Catamount Sports Network and can be heard locally in Western North Carolina on WWCU-FM, Power 90dot5 and online at www.WWCUFM.com.
Kenny Smith, John Ingram Tabbed Midseason All-America by PGCrosschecker.com
Two WCU senior transfers, Kenny Smith and John Ingram, were both recognized today by Perfect Game Crosschecker (PGCrosschecker.com) on the group's Midseason All-America Checklist. Both Smith and Ingram rank among the team and Southern Conference leaders in several offensive categories.
Smith currently leads the SoCon in RBI (45), with Ingram ranking just behind him in third with 41. Smith, who transferred to WCU from UNC Wilmington, is tied for second in the league in home runs (11), second in slugging percentage (.786), fifth in batting average (.397), tied for fifth in base hits (50), tied for sixth in doubles (12), seventh in runs scored (36) and ninth in on-base percentage (.463). Ingram, who transferred to Western from Clemson, also ranks sixth in runs scored (39) and seventh in hits (49).
Both have earned SoCon Player of the Week honors, as Smith garnered the awad on Feb. 26 and Ingram -- who has also twice beek recognized among the Collegiate Baseball Foundation National Honor Roll Players of the Week -- tallying the award on March 12.
Western Mentioned Among SEBaseball.com's April 10 Regional Projections
In the April 10 Regional Projections as put out by SEBaseball.com, Western Carolina is currently slated as a No. 3 seed in the Chapel Hill Regional as an at-large bid from the Southern Conference.
It is the third-time this season that WCU has been listed as a predicted at-large squad, being tabbed as a No. 4 in both the Charlottesville, Va., and Columbia, S.C., regionals in early prediction polls.
SEBaseball.com is not an official source, but it is a good measuring stick for anticipating what the NCAA Selection Committee may look at come late May.